Category Archives: Wine and other alcohol

Bourbon tasting

One of the highlights of the Whisky and Spirits Live festival at Sandton Convention Centre on 8-10 November 2017 is the opportunity to taste a variety of bourbons – a chance not to be missed. What is bourbon, and how … Continue reading

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WineX 2017

RMB WineX – Jozi’s largest, most enduring and supremely elegant wine show – returns to the Sandton Convention Centre from 25 to 27 October 2017.  Feast your wine soul on the greatest selection of wines under one roof – from … Continue reading

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Don’t burn your sausage

Chris Forrest, comedian, and celebrity chef, Pete Goffe-Wood,  join forces to “scrumptiously blend comedy and cooking together in Don’t Burn Your Sausage.” This “ingenious live show is deliciously funny and rather ‘whisk-qué” and the pair show us how food and … Continue reading

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Cape Wine Auction raise funds for education

Press release below: The Cape Wine Auction Trust is set to hold its yearly beneficiary workshop on Friday, September 1, at The Retreat, Boschendal Estate with this year’s theme being “Impact through Collaboration”. The annual Cape Wine Auction (CWA), sponsored … Continue reading

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Sommeliers Selection Wine Festival

Press release below: Sommeliers Selection Wine Festival – learn about wine that goes well with food The Sommeliers Selection wine festival takes place at the Tsogo Sun Hyde Park Hotel on Thursday, September 28, from 17h00. Wine lovers will have … Continue reading

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Ashoka Restaurant

Ashoka Restaurant, named for one of India’s most successful and benevolent rulers, has opened in the Times Square Casino, Menlyn Main, Pretoria. I was present at a recent media dinner launch. The decor is attractive and modern and there is … Continue reading

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Taste the Little Karoo, by Beate Joubert

Sometimes a recipe book just speaks to me of someone specific – Taste the Little Karoo is evocative of a friend of mine who owns a holiday home in the Little Karoo and who is a fantastic cook.  The book … Continue reading

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